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Income/capita 12%
Household income 37%
Unemployment 60%
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IndexCincinnatiOhioNational
Income per capita$26,152$27,800$29,829
Median household income$34,629$50,674$55,322
Median income owner occupied$65,474$65,077$70,586
Median income renter occupied$22,644$28,832$35,192
Median earnings male$28,624$36,579$36,919
Median earnings female$23,595$24,862$26,250
Unemployment rate7.5%4.6%4.7%
Poverty level29.9%15.4%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Cincinnati is 12% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Cincinnati is 37% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Cincinnati is 60% higher than the national average
  • The poverty level in Cincinnati is 98% higher than the national average

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      am i middle class

      $Input your household income
      $23,083$34,629$69,258
      City
      $33,779$50,674$101,348
      State
      $36,877$55,322$110,644
      Nation
      According to the PEW research center, the middle class is defined as a range from two thirds (2/3) of the median household income to a multiple of two (2) times the median household income. Displayed above are the city, state and national median household income averages. Simply enter your median household income to determine if your income falls into the middle class or if your household income is considered upper or lower class.

      Cincinnati median earnings by income bracket

      Cincinnati employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry6.2%0.5%
      Manufacturing sector14.6%0.1%
      Financial & insurance services5.3%5.7%
      Wholesale & retail services13.7%11.9%
      Public administration2.5%3.1%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities6.9%2.8%
      Education, health & social services15.1%37.7%
      Other33.4%30.2%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      CityPopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      The Village of Indian Hill, OH5,803$205,221271.0%
      Coldstream, OH1,236$151,765174.3%
      Terrace Park, OH2,356$145,625163.2%
      Concorde Hills, OH681$144,036160.4%
      Dry Run, OH7,785$137,543148.6%
      Cincinnati, OH298,011$34,62937.4%

      Cities with similar population

      CityPopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      St. Paul, MN297,160$50,8208.1%
      Anchorage, AK299,321$80,86246.2%
      Stockton, CA301,443$46,03316.8%
      Gatineau, QC293,695n/a 
      Pittsburgh, PA305,305$42,45023.3%
      Cincinnati, OH298,011$34,62937.4%
      Source: The Cincinnati, OH employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).